Born in Tokyo Japan, Tomomi Kamoshita is a potter and ceramics teacher.
Kintsugi is a gold joinery method that dates back to the 15th century. A way for damaged pottery to be artfully repaired by skilled potters, the cracks and breaks are filled with a gold alloy - traditionally a mix of gold powder and Japanese lacquer called urushi - to seal it back together.
For those familiar with the term 'wabi-sabi', most likely are also familiar with kintsugi - the artistic manifestation of the wabi sabi philosophy celebrating imperfection, incompleteness, and impermanence.
We are hosting "Modern Kintsugi" workshop sessions with Tomomi Yamoshita, where she will be teaching a modern version of kintsugi that utilizes resin based urushi and brass powder instead of natural resin and gold powder, which can sometimes cause allergic reactions.
Tomomi also brings to the workshop her own style of inventing objects from broken ceramic pieces in an artful mosaic rather than repairing broken pots.
This class is open to any ages.
Kintsugi INVENT workshop: participants will create something new from small broken pieces of ceramics (art objects, handles, pendants etc.)
Please call 707-338-2003 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Each session is limited to max 6 students (families) and each non-refundable seat is $150. The class fee includes materials to apply kintsugi (and ceramic pieces if requested for the INVENT workshop.)